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What should be noted about running a fume extractor with a fiber laser?

When running a fume extractor with a fiber laser, I learned that having it on too high of a setting actually shortens your fume extractor’s filter life span. I recommend testing your suction and setting it to the lowest power setting that still captures all the fumes. When set too high, I noticed that my filters were being clogged by large debris and needed changing more frequently. 

Keep reading about fiber laser safety in the March ’19 issue of A&E.

   —Glassmith2

Braden Todd

Braden Todd

Braden Todd is a second-generation glass artist, and the owner and creative force behind Glassmith2, located in Boulder, Colorado.

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